A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 11:38:38 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000c1l9. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1l9. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0468 West, latitude 17.9562 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 11:38:38 / September 26, 2020 @ 11:38 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
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